Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: We've landed a good blow when we didn't expect it
Jul 16 2019 03:43 am CET

Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: We've landed a good blow when we didn't expect it
Tour de France - Geraint Thomas: We've landed a good blow when we didn't expect it
Photo of Geraint Thomas by Team Ineos

Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal were two of the riders that profited from the pandemonium of the tenth stage of the Tour de France. The riders stayed in the front group until the finish line.

The last 30 kilometres of the day's stage were action-packed by the crosswinds, which managed to break the peloton in several groups. Ineos managed to position its two main riders in the front group and they managed to climb some positions in the General Classification, gaining time on other favourites.

"It’s a really good day for us in the end," Thomas commented. "We had a little go earlier, but the conditions weren’t quite right. EF and Quick-Step both had a go too, so we just had to make sure we were ready. We were in the perfect position when it split - we all committed when we needed to.

"When they tried to close it as quickly as possible but couldn’t manage it, that’s when the elastic snapped and we really gained a bit of time. It’s a good gap now - and we’ve landed a good blow on a day when you wouldn’t really have expected it. To gain a minute and a half due to a positioning error on their part is great from our point of view. In the end, it’s a really good day for us."




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